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City of Hamilton Hires a New Director of Transit

The City of Hamilton has announced today that David Dixon is the successful candidate for the Director of Transit position with the City of Hamilton.

David spent over 25 years with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), most recently in the role of General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, until the organization restructured in 2013. Mr. Dixon was responsible for all subway, streetcar and bus operations at Canada’s largest transit authority with an annual operating budget of $825 million, a multi-billion dollar 10-year capital budget and 11,000 employees.

David will join the City on Monday, November 3rd.

Road Closures Tuesday for Military Funeral for Corporal Nathan Cirillo

There will be a military funeral for Corporal Nathan Cirillo on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014. Road closures will need to take place for the funeral proceedings and will be managed by Hamilton Police. Hamilton Police wish to advise citizens and the community of the following:

Road Closures for October 28th, 2014

The area bounded as follows:

  • Queen St. to Stuart St.
  • Strachan St. to John St.
  • John St. to Wilson St.
  • Queen St. to York Blvd.


In addition, York Blvd. will be closed from Dundurn St. east to John St.

These areas will be closed from approximately 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Citizens and organizations within this area may be inconvenienced as a result of road closures.

Citizens and organizations that utilize parking within the road closure boundaries may be inconvenienced and may need to seek alternate arrangements.

Citizens who will be attending the funeral proceedings are STRONGLY encouraged to take the HSR.

James Mountain Road Closure This Weekend Detours Routes 21/33/35


Effective Saturday, October 18, 2014 and Sunday, October 19, 2014 from approximately 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily, James Mountain Road will be closed due to construction. As a result, routes 21 UPPER KENILWORTH, 33 SANATORIUM and 35 COLLEGE will be on detour during these times.

The route detours are as follows below:

Notice: Holiday Service for Thanksgiving on Monday

As a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for the Thanksgiving Day holiday this Monday. On this date many routes will be operating with reduced frequencies while some routes will not be operating at all.

The following routes will not be in service Monday:

Main Street East Closed Today Due to Demonstration


An Aboriginal demonstration today has resulted in the closure of Main Street East between James and John Streets. The city announced the possible closure on Thursday, and this morning Hamilton Police actioned the closure to ensure the safety of participants.

The roadway is expected to remain closed until 7:00pm.

During this closure all HSR buses, which ordinarily use this roadway, are being detoured via the following route:

Construction Detours 4 BAYFRONT on September 30th


Effective Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 and until early morning of Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, the southside of the intersection of Nash Road and Barton Street will be closed due to construction. Therefore route 4 BAYFRONT buses will be detoured during this time.

Route 2 BARTON buses will experience delays only during this time as eastbound and westbound movements will be maintained.

Construction Detours 6 ABERDEEN on September 24th


Effective Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 from approximately 9:00am to 4:00pm, MacNab Street from Herkimer Street to Charlton Avenue will be closed due to construction.

Therefore, route 6 ABERDEEN buses will detour as follows:

Westfest Detours Routes 5/51 on Sep 19-21


Westfest will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM. This will result in the total closure of King Street West between North Oval and Sterling Street. Including setup and take down time, King Street will be closed between 10:00 PM on Friday, September 19, until 4:00 AM on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Due to the closure routes 5 DELAWARE – 5A ROSEDALE, 5 DELAWARE – 5C WEST HAMILTON LOOP/MEADOWLANDS and 51 UNIVERSITY will be detoured.

Ancaster Fair 2014 Shuttle Sept 18-21


Ramp Closure Detours 41 MOHAWK on September 9th


Effective Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from approximately 9:00am to 3:00pm, the off ramp from northbound Kenilworth Avenue to Lawrence Road will be closed due to construction.

Therefore, route 41 MOHAWK buses will detour as follows: